NORWALK -- Brooklyn Elizabeth Popken, infant daughter of Jeff and Lisa Popken of Norwalk, was born Sept. 13, 2008, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.
Brooklyn's strong will to live kept her with her family for 10 days. She went home to heaven while in her mommy and daddy's arms and surrounded by her loving family Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008.
In addition to her daddy and mommy, Brooklyn is survived by her sisters, Alexis and Laikyn; her grandparents, William Brown of Bettendorf and Duane and Sharon Popken of Le Mars; her great-grandma, Monica Brown of Dubuque; and many other loving family members.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Catholic Church in Norwalk with burial following at Norwalk Cemetery. Brooklyn's family will greet friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home in Des Moines.